Crack Cocaine Use in Barcelona: A Reason of Worry

Crack Cocaine Use in Barcelona: A Reason of Worry

Author Oliveira, Lucio Garcia Google Scholar
Ponce, Julio de Carvalho Google Scholar
Nappo, Solange Aparecida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract In Spain, crack cocaine use is silently increasing. in Barcelona, an intentional sample was selected to describe the general characteristics of this consumption. Participants were submitted to an interview and data were analyzed through qualitative research procedures. Users are young males and of low socioeconomic status and formal education. the major pattern of use is compulsive. Illegal income activities are the choice for crack cocaine or money acquisition, increasing individual and social health costs. Polydrug use is a matter of concern. Although these findings can not be generalized, they should be considered for the development of public policies to adequately address crack cocaine users' needs.
Keywords street drugs
qualitative research
snowball technique
Language English
Sponsor Ministry of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Date 2010-11-01
Published in Substance Use & Misuse. London: Informa Healthcare, v. 45, n. 13, p. 2291-2300, 2010.
ISSN 1082-6084 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Extent 2291-2300
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000283688100013

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